Communism, that fallen star of political endeavor

Installation as part of Group Exhibition, Unexpected twists at  KUNSTPAVILLON, Innsbruck, Austria and at rotor. Graz, 2010 / 2011

Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.
Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.
Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.
Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.

The shape of the star is borrowed from the frieze of a certain monument built during the Socialist times in East Germany. The only difference between the star of the actual monument and my art object – entitled ‘Communism, that Fallen Star of Political Endeavor’ – is that the stars tail at the original monument was positioned at a 45 degrees  toward the sky.

My artwork’s star direction derives from the analogy of the ‘fallen star’, therefore the tail, is directed toward the ground rather than towards the sky. It represents the actual state in which the monument was left, unattended, unregulated for many years.

Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.
Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.
Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.
Wooden star, red paint, dusty wall.

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